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Year 1036 (MXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • A Zirid attack in Sicily takes Palermo from the Normans, but fails to fully reconquer the island.
  • February 5 – Edward the Confessor's younger brother Alfred Aetheling is blinded and murdered, in an apparent attempt to seize the throne of England from Harold I.
  • China

  • The Tangut script is devised by Yeli Renrong, for Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia.
  • Japan

  • Emperor Go-Suzaku ascends the throne of Japan.
  • Religion

  • Pope Benedict IX is briefly forced out of Rome, but returns with the help of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • The Flower Sermon first appears in Buddhist literature.
  • Births

  • Anselm of Lucca, Italian bishop (d. 1086)
  • Deaths

  • February 5 – Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince (approximate date)
  • May 15 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (b. 1008)
  • June 12 – Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo
  • June 13 – Ali Az-Zahir, caliph
  • Sweyn Knutsson, son of Canute the Great
  • References

    1036 Wikipedia